War produces death first, then refugees.
During my time in Southeast Asia almost 50 years ago, I saw both.
Per the promise on the back cover of my memoir, HOTEL CONSTELLATION: Notes from America’s Secret War in Laos, I’ve created a photo gallery and populated it with some of the 1,800 pictures I shot.
Today I loaded a dozen or so photographs of refugees who fled the fighting in Northern Laos in 1972. Take a look.
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HOTEL CONSTELLATION got an Honorable Mention (Gold Star) in the January e-Book Cover Design Awards at the Book Designer Web site.
Here is the judge’s citation:
Everything on this is just right – the choice of font, the colours, and the grungy aspect, as well as the strategically-positioned censor stripes over some sections of the text. An excellent cover that entirely suits the book.★
If “everything … is just right,” it should have won, right?
Oh, well. At least we were a contender.
I’ve added a third album to the photos page of the HOTEL CONSTELLATION project.
Here’s a beauty I watch grow from toddler to preschool age.